Review of “Lamb (2021)”

Lamb was originally a film that hopped onto my radar as soon as I saw Pig (2021), because… well, animal titles in film, I suppose. But, the more immediate selling point was seeing Noomi Rapace’s name attached, because I am, admittedly, drawn to her sense of style and commanding presence. Luckily, I was able to walk into this experience almost completely blind, and without any sense of context, it’s somewhat wild I ended up seeing two films this week that both involve the restructuring identity of family. Lamb certainly delivers a flawed yet powerful story.

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Review of “Titane (2021)”

You know what movie I love? Raw (2016), directed by the exact same director of this film, Julia Ducournau. Sure, it’s plenty flawed, but its on-point execution and disturbing ending left a huge impression on me over the years. Titane seeks to deliver a similar experience, but it trips up multiple times on the journey there, and while is still an easily recommendable film, doesn’t quite live up to what could have been.

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Thoughts on Individual Character Appeal in Fighting Games

Upon having a discussion with my former roommate about figure collecting, it occurred to me that the process of character selection and loyalty is a much more intensive and complex series of questions and answers than I had originally thought of. It led me down a path of thoughts, such as why we see appeal in different types of characters, and if there is a right and wrong way to appreciate characters in fighting games.

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Review of “Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time”

Everyone who knows me knows of my obsession with the original Neon Genesis Evangelion and, especially, its accompanying film End of Evangelion. When the Rebuild of Evangelion was first announced, I was excited at the prospect of a compilation series of films. As the years wore on, the films caused me less and less excitement, with even 3.33 letting me down on multiple fronts, even though it did advance the core concepts in ways I was anticipating. Similarly, Thrice Upon A Time goes places I was not anticipating, but is only a marginal step better than its predecessors.

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Review of “The Green Knight”

Given the marketing for this film, I initially wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it. Would it be a faithful adaptation of the original poem, or an outright altogether different piece of work that had nothing to do with the source material? Whatever happened, it delivered a high quality experience that stuck with me long after I had left the theater.

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